Definition of oxytetracycline in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌɒksɪtɛtrəˈsʌɪkliːn/


[mass noun] Medicine
An antibiotic related to tetracycline, used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
Example sentences
  • The antibiotics normally used are oxytetracycline or tetracycline or erythromycin.
  • The screen also identified four genes that make yeast sensitive to tetracycline and oxytetracycline, which are antibiotics used to treat Lyme disease, pneumonia, acne, bladder infections and ulcers.
  • High antibody titres may indicate current or previous tubal infection, and both partners should be treated with an appropriate antibiotic (such as oxytetracycline, erythromycin, azithromycin, or ofloxacin).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: oxy|tetra|cyc¦line

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.